1. Drafts, formats, proofreads, and edits written materials. 2. Conducts background research and interviews subject-matter experts as well as students, professors, donors and other individuals to provide content for publications. 3. Proactively researches and suggests content to support and reinforce the University's fundraising goals. 4. Coordinates the production of publications and other communications. 5. Manage writing projects. 6. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated exceptional written communication skills. Please submit writing samples with application. Ability to adapt writing style to a variety of audiences and media. Skilled in translating academic content into engaging, readable copy for a general audience. Superior editing and proofreading skills and experience.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated organizational and research abilities, strong computer skills, and strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to prioritize work, juggle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a time-constrained environment.
Required Skill/ability 4: Well-developed verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with staff across the university, including high-level administrators and faculty. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Required Skill/ability 5: Commitment to an inclusive workplace and to fostering a positive and collaborative team environment. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.).
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, or communications. Experience writing feature articles and/or writing and marketing in a content-driven environment, university setting, foundation, or nonprofit organization. Familiarity with and knowledge of fundraising and higher education.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Posting Position Title: Development Associate, Publication Writer
University Job Title: Staff Writer, Communications
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, or communications. Experience writing feature articles and/or writing and marketing in a content-driven environment, university setting, foundation, or nonprofit organization. Familiarity with and knowledge of fundraising and higher education.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and three years of experience writing and editing in a professional setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.